Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. has left Manchester United following the expiration of his father’s contract at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. has returned to Real Madrid after following his father out of Manchester, where he is currently looking for a new club.
The Portuguese star gave an explosive interview in mid-December, which resulted in him and his now-former club severing ties. His son, Cristiano, was a member of the club’s academy but has since returned to Real Madrid’s youth ranks, where he previously played.
Cristiano Jnr’s youth career has largely followed in his father’s footsteps, who moved from Real Madrid to Juventus and then Manchester City. He’s now back in Los Blancos, where his father has been working out to stay in shape while looking for a new job at the age of 37.
Ronaldo previously stated his hopes and dreams for his son in 2016: “I want my son to be a player. I enjoy football and would like him to as well. In my opinion, he has the appearance of an athlete. He possesses athletic abilities. He’s clearly a child, only five years old, but he enjoys football. That is a significant advantage.
“I have 30 balls at home. He is constantly on the move, which he enjoys. But I’m not going to make him play because it comes naturally to him. It has to be his decision. I’m not going to make him into anything. However, I obviously want Cristiano to be a player. One of the best, like his father.”
Cristiano Jr. had previously encouraged his father to continue playing so that the two of them could share the field. “Cristianinho sometimes puts pressure on me and says, ‘Dad, keep playing for a few more years so we can play together,'” he explained in 2019.
Ronaldo had been looking for a way out of Manchester since the summer, but had not been successful in finding a buyer. Chelsea and Bayern Munich were linked, but neither chose to pursue their interest, and six months later, it appears there are few options.
As a result, moving to the Middle East may now be an option. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr club is willing to pay еxorbitant fees to see the five-time Ballon d’Or winner finish his career outside of Europe.
The contract appears to be a seven-year deal worth over £1 bιllιon, putting him at the top of the sport’s rich list. Ronaldo will play for two and a half seasons before becoming an ambassador for Saudi Arabia, which is planning a World Cup bid in 2030.
Man United may miss out on Joao Felix due to a similar Cody Gakpo transfer issue
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keen to add a new forward to his squad during the January transfer window, but his efforts have been thwarted by a number of tricky issues that could scupper any arrivals.
Manchester United are attempting to sign Joao Felix after being beaten to the signing of Cody Gakpo by fierce rivals Liverpool.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive departure from Manchester United, Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag appears eager to add a new forward to his squad during the January transfer window. Ten Hag is hoping to bring Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven to Old Trafford in the winter window.
However, they were disappointed when the Dutch club announced that they had agreed to sell the forward to Premier League rivals Liverpool. “PSV and Liverpool FC have agreed on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo,” an official statement said.
“The 23-year-old attacker will depart for England shortly to complete the necessary formalities before the transfer is completed.”
While Liverpool’s agreement to sign Gakpo caught United off guard, the Red Devils’ own hesitancy to strike a deal may have also contributed to their failure to sign Gakpo. According to reports, the club hierarchy was unhappy with PSV’s terms, allowing the Reds to take advantage.
If the Red Devils sign Portuguese forward Joao Felix, they may face a similar problem. Atletico Madrid, according to previous reports, is now willing to cash in on the former Benfica starlet.
United and Premier League rivals Chelsea have both been linked with the 23-year-old, but The Telegraph claims that the terms of an initial loan switch may put the Red Devils off.
It rеmains to be seen whether Ten Hag can reach an agreement during the January transfer window in order to bring in a much-needed forward.
While Felix rеmains a potential signing, United could also look to one of his international teammates in their search for a forward. Goncalo Ramos, the current Benfica striker, has had a fantastic season, scoring 15 goals for the Portuguese giants so far.